Second Former Honduran Mayor Charged with Conspiring to Import Cocaine into the United States and Related Firearms Offenses

United States Attorney’s Office Southern District of New York U.S. ATTORNEY GEOFFREY S. BERMAN FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: U.S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICE James Margolin (212) 637-2600 DEA (202) 307-7977 Amilcar Alexander Ardon Soriano, former mayor of El Paraíso, Honduras, Charged with Crimes Relating to Large-Scale Drug Trafficking Separate Charges Also Filed Against Mario Jose Calix Hernandez, ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley Travels to Honduras and Guatemala

Ambassador Nikki Haley will travel to Honduras and Guatemala February 26 – March 1 to underscore the United States’ strong ties and partnership with those countries. Ambassador Haley will meet with government and civil society leaders to highlight U.S. partnerships in the region focusing on anti-corruption and counternarcotic efforts. In addition, she will engage with ... Read More»

Former Honduran Congressman and Businessman Sentenced to 36 Months for Money Laundering

UNITED STATES ATTORNEY’S OFFICE Southern District of New York ACTING U.S. ATTORNEY JOON H. KIM FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jim Margolin, Dawn Dearden, Nicholas Biase (212) 637-2600 Yani Benjamin Rosenthal Hidalgo, a Former Honduran Politician and Prominent Businessman, Was Sentenced for Laundering Drug Proceeds for the Cachiros, a Major Honduran Drug Trafficking Organization. Rosenthal Hidalgo’s ... Read More»

Investigation of Santos Rodriguez Orellana, Captain in the Honduran Armed Forces

TEGUCIGALPA – The Embassy of the United States of America announces that Santos Rodriguez Orellana, Captain in the Honduran Armed Forces, is under investigation for his suspected ties to narcotrafficking and corruption. The United States will not be refuge for those who engage in criminal activity. The Embassy has spoken with various people who have ... Read More»

Investigation of People Linked to Narcotrafficking and Corruption

TEGUCIGALPA – The Embassy of the United States of America announces that the following individuals are under investigation due to their suspected involvement in narcotrafficking and corruption. Wilter Neptaly Blanco Ruiz Evin Xaviel Reyes Peña Oscar Aragón Evereth Fredy Donaldo Mármol Vallejo Faustino Murillo Chirinos Honduran Armed Forces Official, Carlos Alberto Maradiaga Izaguirre Johanna Martinez ... Read More»
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